Noida: One Nautical Mile Of Air Space Around Twin Towers Briefly Unavailable For Flights During Demolition On Sunday

Noida: One Nautical Mile Of Air Space Around Twin Towers Briefly Unavailable For Flights During Demolition On Sunday

New Delhi: One nautical mile of air space around the twin towers demolition site in Noida will be unavailable for flights briefly on August 28, the Noida Authority informed.

A nautical mile is equal to approximately 1.8 kilometres.

The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation gave its consent for the same while the Noida Authority said that it oversaw preparations for the demolition of the nearly 100-metre-tall twin towers on Sunday.

“In view of the dust generated after the demolition, on the recommendation of the Noida Authority, the Ministry of Aviation has given its consent for the non-availability of one nautical mile of air space for aircraft to fly at the time of demolition,” the Noida Authority stated on Friday, as quoted by news agency PTI.

Before this, the Noida police on Thursday banned the use of drones in city skies from August 26 till August 31 due to security reasons in view of the demolition of Supertech’s illegal towers.

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Deputy Commissioner of Police (Headquarters) Ram Badan Singh invoked the powers under CrPC Section 144 in the ban order.

Police had declared that drones will be allowed with their permission, but only beyond the “exclusion zone” of about 500 metres.

No human, animal, or vehicles will be allowed in the exclusion zone on August 28.

The nearly 100-metre-tall Apex and Ceyane towers – taller than Delhi’s iconic Qutub Minar – are scheduled to be demolished on August 28  at 2.30 pm in pursuance of a Supreme Court order that found their construction within Emerald Court premises in violation of norms.

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As per PTI, over 5,000 residents living in Emerald Court and adjoining ATS Village society will be evacuated on Sunday in view of the demolition. They will vacate premises by 7 am and will allowed only after safety clearance post demolition by agencies concerned around 4 pm.

(With Agency Inputs)